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Welcome to the Arkansas State Thespian website dedicated to serving Arkansas 7-12 educational theatre programs! The Arkansas State Thespian Society is affiliated with Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society.  AR EdTA is a non-profit, tax-exempt honorary organization for high school theatre students.  The society is committed to the advancement of educational theatre, sponsors the Arkansas State Thespian Festival and theatre workshops, and provides college scholarship opportunities for students.

2022-2023 Dates to Remember

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Congratulations Peyton Locke Lyons
2022-2023 International Thespian Officer

  • Stahl Lighting Basics Workshop Clarksville High School June 6


  • Stahl Sound Basics Workshop Clarksville High School June 7


  • Summer Retreat Executive Board July 24-26 and Coordinators (July 25) Location TBA


  • Fall Meeting Sept 10 Russellville High School 9:00-3:


  • Blue One-Act Festival  Nov. 10-12 Searcy High School


  • Blue Jr. Festival Nov 12 Searcy High School


  • Gold One-Act Festival Nov. 17-19 Har-Ber High School


  • Gold Jr. Festival Nov. 19 Har-Ber High School

  • State Festival Feb 9-11 at Russellville

AR EdTA Social Media Policy

As Thespians, we recognize that social media is a useful tool for expanding our theatre knowledge and for recognizing ourselves and others in a positive manner, and that our words and images are not only a reflection of ourselves, but our peers, programs, directors, and the general theatre community. 

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